fbpx
Latest News

Fighting in Yei as NAS attacks SPLA-IO garrison

SPLA-IO Deputy Spokesman Col. Lam Paul Gabriel (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

April 9, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — South Sudan holdout opposition forces commanded by General Thomas Cirilo Swaka have attacked twice a SPLM-IO garrison in Yei River Country today, a spokesman for the main armed opposition group, now a part of the government, said this evening.

Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, the SPLA-IO deputy spokesman said Cirilo’s forces attacked their base during the early hours of today and they were repulsed before attacking again in which they were defeated again.

“Today the 09/04/2020 at about 6:00AM, the forces of NAS loyal to Thomas Cirillo Swaka attacked the defensive position of the SPLA-IO Div. 2B in Kinyira, Yei County. The clashes lasted for two hours after which they were repulsed,” Lam said.

T”he same date at about 12:00PM, NAS forces attacked the same SPLA-IO base in Kinyira again and were also repulsed,” he added.

He said the attacks tantamount to declaration of war against the SPLA-IO which is now a part of the revitalized unity government as provided for in the revitalized peace agreement signed in September 2018.

“This is a clear sign of declaration of war against the SPLA-IO by NAS TC forces at the time when South Sudanese are begining to have hope of peace and stability through the implementation of the R-ARCSS,” Lam said.

“The SPLA-IO forces in Central Equatoria are therefore, asked to be vigilant of surprise attacks from NAS TC while we continue to implement the Security Arranegment,” he further stressed.

Related posts

Egyptian firm to build $45m power project in South Sudan

Editors

Sudan sentences 29 members of intelligence service to death over killing of teacher

Editors

Al-Bashir appoints ex-ambassador to Juba as special envoy for war-torn South Sudan

Editors

Tell us what you think

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: